Best for the Nest

Faculty & Staff

Please stay tuned to your campus inboxes, the university’s homepage and our Best for the Nest website for COVID-19 updates. To further support health conditions on campus and in our community, please consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you haven’t already – we offer them on campus at the Student Health Center. They are our best defense against the virus. Need more information? Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu. 


Daily Health Assessment 


Students, faculty and staff who plan to be on campus will be expected to complete a personal daily health assessment. Please check your temperature and perform the health assessment below on a daily basis prior to coming to campus.

Daily Healthy Assessment:

  • Temperature above 100 degrees
  • Cough and/or shortness of breath (or difficulty breathing)
  • Chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or recent history of fever
  • Contact with a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to coronavirus. People with the above symptoms may have COVID-19. Do not participate in campus jobs, classes or activities until cleared by your medical provider. 

Students and employees should notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms should take personal responsibility to stay in their residence hall room or at their off-campus living location (apartment, home, etc.). If you need medical treatment, call your medical provider to let them know you have symptoms before you show up for an appointment and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu.   

Employees who are exhibiting any of the aforementioned symptoms should contact their health care provider (let them know you have symptoms when making an appointment), notify your supervisor and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu

If You are Ill


If you suspect you are ill, it is critical to help protect the campus and our community from the spread of COVID-19. Students and employees should notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms should take personal responsibility to stay in their residence hall room or at their off-campus living location (apartment, home, etc.). If you need medical treatment, call your medical provider to let them know you have symptoms before you show up for an appointment and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.eduCOVID-19 Decision Tree for Students with Close Contact (PDF)

Employees who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should contact their your health care provider (let them know you have symptoms when making an appointment), notify your supervisor and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.eduCOVID-19 Exposure Decision Tree (PDF)

 

Fall 2021 Guide Button 

Training for Faculty and Staff


All new faculty and staff, as well as faculty and staff who have been working remotely for an extended period of time, are encouraged to complete virtual training before returning to campus. To access the training:

  • Login to mySeaport
  • Select the Administrative Services tab
  • Select UNCW EH&S Vivid Learning Access under the Finance
    and Business Affairs heading, Services subheading.
  • Select “Pandemics: Slowing the Spread” and “Cold, Flu, and
    Transmissible Illness Prevention” to participate in and complete
    the training.
  • When you are done you can print out a certificate if you would like.

These basic programs are designed to offer general information and best practices regarding health and safety measures during a pandemic and/or cold and flu season. These programs are not intended as in-depth courses on these subject matters.

If you have technical difficulties accessing the training or questions or concerns about the training, please contact EHS at ehs@uncw.edu.

Face Coverings


Message from Chancellor Sartarelli: Fall 2021 COVID-19 Updates from UNCW

Sept. 13, 2021

Earlier this summer, when we announced a COVID-19 indoor face covering requirement to begin the fall semester, we indicated that we would provide you with an update on its status by or before Sept. 17. Since then, as the campus leadership team added layers of health and safety protocols to expand pandemic protections, we used Sept. 17 as a touchstone to revisit them. 

We are encouraged by the general downward trend in the university’s positive COVID-19 cases and the upward trend in vaccinations among students, faculty and staff. We are going to keep the momentum going by maintaining our focus on efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic-related guidance in place now will remain in effect until Oct. 15, based on the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus and its variants.  

We will consider several factors when making the decision to alter COVID-19 guidance, including CDC, NCDHHS, and UNC System policies; local public health guidance; the level of transmission in North Carolina; and the overall vaccination rate in our state. Ideally, vaccination rates in our state will continue to increase to a large percentage of the population overall, a level that public health experts indicate would provide greater protection against COVID-19 and its variants. 

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Questions? 


  • Check out the "Best for the Nest" FAQ for the answers to many common inquiries.
  • Contact ehs@uncw.edu for information about health and safety guidelines. 
  • Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu with questions about COVID.